You Say You Want a Repair Revolution?
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About The Event
The Restart Project was born in 2013 in London out of the frustration with the throwaway, consumerist model of electronics that we’ve been sold, and the growing mountain of e-waste that it’s leaving behind.
They've grown to be a fantastic part of the global repair movement, focused mostly on electronic and digital devices. Like Repair Cafes, they bring people together to share skills and gain the confidence to open up their stuff. They give people a hands-on way of making a difference, as well as a way to talk about the wider issues of the Right to Repair and what kind of products we want. The Restart Radio podcast is unique in the world of technology for one simple reason – it’s not about buying new stuff. Join us as we talk to the repairers, designers, writers, thinkers, activists and makers who’d rather repair.
They titled this episode "You Say You Want a Repair Revolution?"
This month, Dave Pickering talks to John Wackman and Elizabeth Knight, prolific in the New York repair community and co-authors of Repair Revolution: How Fixers Are Transforming Our Throwaway Culture. Integral to the book is its collection of personal stories from repairers all over the continent. These are stories of community that Restarters will recognise well.
This episode is titled "You Say You Want a Repair Revolution?" (John Lennon would approve).
Photo of authors: Lauren Thomas